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VHS freshman boys won 62-32, while the freshman girls took a tough 51-42 loss

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Left: VHS freshman girls team huddle with coach Deatra Robinson-Cable. Right: VHS freshman boys team huddles around coach Julius Williams, in black. (photos by keith Phillips)

The Vicksburg High School freshman boys basketball team defeated Northwest Rankin 62-32 Thursday night, and the VHS girls freshman team took a tough 51-42 loss to the Cougars.

Kealon Bass led the way for the boy’s victory with 17 points on the night as he opened the game with a big three pointer. Davion Williams also stepped up big for the Gators and finished with 10 points. Chris Green added 8 points to help the Gators to a 7-0 record under head coach Julius Williams.

Vicksburg led the game early with 14 points in the first quarter before the Cougars got their first points on the board.

In the VHS freshman girls game, the Missy Gators suffered a tough 51-42 loss to the Cougars Thursday night as multiple fouls prevented them from winning.

Rodrianna Hall led the Gators with 15 points and continued to make big plays for the Gators. One of the team’s lead scorers, eighth grader Cynia Johnson, finished the game with 12 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

The game stayed close throughout the night. At halftime the two teams were tied at 21. The Gators took the lead again in the second half but the Cougars got away with the win after fouls benched some key Gators.

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USACE hosts annual youth deer hunt

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(Photo by Will Swann on Unsplash)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces that Grenada Lake will host its annual youth deer hunt over two weekends, Dec. 26 to 28, 2020, and Jan. 1 to 3, 2021.

To be eligible for participation, youth hunters must be between the ages of eight and 15 and be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years old with a valid Mississippi hunting license.

Registration begins Dec. 3 and ends Dec. 8. Hunters may register by emailing Natural Resources Specialist Will Clark at [email protected]. The email must include the youth hunter’s name and age as well as the accompanying adult’s name, age and phone number.

“We are excited to continue our annual tradition of hosting this event for young hunters,” Clark said in a news release. “We wish them all a safe and successful hunting season.”

Youth hunters may harvest a maximum of one buck and two does during the hunt.

Hunters and their locations will be selected through a random drawing process. All hunters will be provided with a packet outlining the hunt’s rules and regulations as well as a detailed map of their hunting area. Each hunting area will contain ground blinds and two-man ladder stands for hunters’ use.

The purpose of the hunt is to encourage young people to become more involved in outdoor recreation and habitat preservation. The hunt also helps control the deer population.

For more information about this hunt or other hunting opportunities at Grenada Lake, please contact the Grenada Lake Field Office at 662-226-5911.

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10-year-old Addie G. Clay killed a big buck Saturday

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Vicksburg resident Addie G. Clay killed killed a big buck Saturday, marking her first kill of deer hunting season.

Clay is 10-years-old and in fifth grade at St. Francis Elementary School in Vicksburg. She is  known as both a great and athletic student.

Clay got the kill in Issaquena County hunting with her dad Robert Clay. In addition to getting this amazing buck Saturday, it was the anniversary of her first kill exactly three years ago.

 

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Former WC player Sims gets scholarship offer from Millsaps College

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(Photo courtesy Malik Sims)

Hinds Community College and former Warren Central High School football player Malik Sims has started to receive more football scholarship offers.

Last week, Sims received an offer from Millsaps College to further his football career. Sims posted the announcement on Facebook. Previously, Sims received an offer from Holmes Community College.

Sims recently finished his first season playing for the Hinds Eagles where he was a starting linebacker, and he performed well on defense making some big plays every game. He helped Hinds to a successful 3-1 season.

Sims has not officially committed to any four year college as of now, and he has not mentioned if he will return to Hinds for his sophomore year. He expects more offers to be made during the offseason.

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